Copertina di To Call a Spade a Spade
Titolo del libro:

To Call a Spade a Spade

Betascript Publishing (28.07.2010 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-1-06465-4

ISBN-10:
6131064652
EAN:
9786131064654
Lingua del libro:
Inglese
Risvolto di copertina:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. To "call a spade a spade" is to speak honestly and directly about a topic, specifically topics that others may avoid speaking about due to their sensitivity or embarrassing nature. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1913) defines it as “To be outspoken, blunt, even to the point of rudeness; to call things by their proper names without any "beating about the bush".The Oxford English Dictionary records a more forceful variant, "to call a spade a bloody shovel", attested since 1919. It is clear that the term shovel is used as a comparable but bigger tool than a spade.The phrase predates the use of the word "spade" as an ethnic slur against African-Americans, which was not recorded until 1928; however, in contemporary U.S. society, the idiom is often avoided due to potential confusion with the slur (which contradicts the very meaning of the term).
Casa editrice:
Betascript Publishing
Sito Web:
https://www.betascript-publishing.com/
A cura di:
Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken
Numero di pagine:
100
Pubblicato il:
28.07.2010
Giacenza di magazzino:
Disponibile
categoria:
Scienze linguistiche e letterature
Prezzo:
34,00 €
Parole chiave:
Brewer''s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Plutarch

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